We take the responsibility of stewarding your gift seriously, putting transparency and accountability first.

We are a 4-star rated charity according to Charity Navigator, who evaluates nonprofits based on their “Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency.” This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates our organization “adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.” 

We also hold the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. To reach the Platinum level, Cincinnati Parks Foundation added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar, including in-depth financial information, qualitative information about our goals, strategies, and capabilities, quantitative information about results and progress toward our mission, as well as basic contact and organizational information.

Financial highlights – 2019

Total Income: $3,423,850
Programming expenses: $1,238,536
Administrative expenses: $177,057
Fundraising expenses: $215,623
Total expenses: $1,631,216
End of year net assets: $15,167,612

Our Commitment to Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. From time to time, we may share news and information from Cincinnati Parks and the Cincinnati Board of Park Commissioners.

This policy applies to all information received by Cincinnati Parks Foundation, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the Cincinnati Parks Foundation website), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.


Did you know there are creative ways to support Cincinnati Parks Foundation? Ways in which Cincinnati Parks, you and your loved ones all benefit at the same time?

Legacies of Green recognize in perpetuity Cincinnati Parks Foundation’s very special friends who have helped to secure our future when they planned their own. Donors of all income levels have named the Foundation as a beneficiary in their wills or trusts, made life-income gifts or other deferred giving arrangements for the benefit of Cincinnati Parks. Their gifts benefit Cincinnati Parks as a whole or are designated to support a particular Museum, department or program.

Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Cincinnati Parks. For example:

  • You can make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime
  • You can give stock and realize larger tax savings
  • You can get a quarterly paycheck for life in return for your gift
  • You can donate your house, continue to live there, and get a tax break all at the same time

For more information, contact Jennifer Hafner-Spieser, Executive Director, at



DTC Transfer
Fidelity / NFS
DTC Number: 0226
Fidelity Account # 676-812479
Account Name: Cincinnati Parks Foundation
Contact: Truepoint Wealth Counsel Client Services Team; (800) 792-6648;


Wire to: JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York, NY
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York City, NY 10005
ABA Number: 021000021
For Credit to: National Financial Services Corp
Account Number: 066196-221
For Benefit of: Cincinnati Parks Foundation
Account Number: 676-812479
Contact: Truepoint Wealth Counsel Client Services Team; (800) 792-6648;